Buzz into Zaaz Eatery & Play to eat, drink, play, party, and connect!

Welcome to a thrilling collaboration that brings together the world of dental care and family entertainment – Horizon Dental and Zaaz Eatery & Play! In this blog post, we’ll explore the exciting partnership between Horizon Dental and Zaaz, where dental health meets imaginative play, delicious meals, and unforgettable celebrations.

Zaaz Eatery & Play is a captivating 10,000 square foot imaginative Play Village and restaurant that takes people of any age on an engaging journey through our local community. With over 20 different facades representing beloved local Kamloops businesses, children can explore, learn through play, and have fun in a world of make-believe. Za Village is fully inclusive, welcoming, and accessible for everyone.

Our commitment to inclusivity extends to our full-service Eatery, offering a 24-seat, celiac-friendly restaurant and coffee bar with handmade treats, snacks, and meals. You can’t even tell that everything is Gluten Free! 

Looking to host a special celebration? Our party room, custom catering and decor, and off-site rentals will take care of all your party needs in one place. Custom events that Reach for the Sky are our specialty!

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! We also offer a meal prep program with ever-changing weekly menus, ensuring convenience and variety for your daily fueling needs.

Zaaz Eatery & Play is your one-stop destination for a complete day of family fun. Come and discover a place where imagination knows no bounds, delicious meals await, and celebrations are unforgettable.

In closing, Horizon Dental is proud to be part of this exhilarating collaboration with Zaaz Eatery & Play, where dental care seamlessly merges with a world of imaginative play, delightful meals, and joyous celebrations. Our shared commitment to inclusivity, community engagement, and creating unforgettable experiences makes this partnership truly special.



425 Mount Paul Way             
Kamloops, BC V2H 1A7                                       

Gratitude for Healthy Smiles

As we approach the season of giving and gratitude, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the often overlooked but invaluable gift that many of us possess—our healthy smiles. The ability to smile confidently, eat without discomfort, and maintain good oral health is something I am very grateful for.

The Gift of Oral Health

Smiles are a key part of our overall health and well-being. A healthy set of teeth and gums, or a good set of prosthetics like dentures, not only enhances our appearance but plays a crucial role in our ability to eat, speak, and otherwise express ourselves. As we gather with loved ones during the holidays, it’s the perfect time to recognize the significance of our oral health and express gratitude for the gift of healthy smiles.

healthy smile officeThe Role of Preventative Care

Behind every healthy smile is a commitment to prevention. Regular dental check-ups, cleanings, a balanced diet, and adopting good oral hygiene practices are the foundations of maintaining a healthy mouth. This proactive approach not only prevents common dental issues such as cavities or gum disease, but also positively contributes to our overall health, something your body will be very grateful for.

thank youShowing Gratitude for Dental Professionals

In our journey to maintaining healthy smiles, oral health care professionals play a vital role. Including the friendly admin team who help schedule your visits and send reminders, the caring dental hygienists who ensure your teeth sparkle after a cleaning, the kind dental assistants who keep the office running, and finally the skilled dentists who address your concerns and provide necessary treatments. Expressing gratitude for their expertise, dedication, and hard-work makes an unbelievable impact on our lives.

happy smilePractising Gratitude for Your Smile

  1. Daily Oral Care Rituals: Use these moments as a daily practice in gratitude – Take a moment each day to appreciate your oral care routine. Whether it’s the refreshing feeling after brushing, the privilege of having an electric toothbrush, or the relief of flossing turkey from between your teeth, these simple acts contribute to the longevity of your healthy smile.
  2. Expressing Thanks: Consider expressing gratitude to your dental care team. A thank-you note or a kind word will make a significant impact. And leaving a Google Review or commenting on a social media post is such a wonderful compliment for any small business.
  3. Spreading the Smile: Share the importance of oral health with your friends and family. Express your gratitude for their smiles, encourage them to prioritize their oral health care, and remind them to use up any remaining dental or other health benefits before the end of year!

As we count our blessings during this season of gratitude, let’s not forget to include our healthy smiles on the list. Embracing a spirit of appreciation for our oral health sets the foundation for a lifetime of confident smiles and overall well-being. Our team at Horizon Dental would be happy to help you elebrate the gift of healthy smiles with joy and gratitude. Schedule your next dental visit by clicking here or calling our office directly at 778-765-3928.

Caring For Your Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are an excellent option for restoring teeth with big cavities or fillings back to their normal form, function, and appearance. Dental crowns are an especially good option to restore teeth that have had root canal therapy or suffered from a crack or broken filling. If you have a heavy bite or grind your teeth, dental crowns are much stronger than fillings and may last longer than other restorations.

However, just like teeth and fillings, dental crowns require regular maintenance to keep them in good condition and to make sure they last for a long time. And as dental crowns are often a more expensive dental procedure than dental fillings, here’s 5 tips to help make sure you get the most out of your investment!

brush your teeth Maintain Excellent Oral Hygiene

Most dental crowns will last from five to fifteen years on average. The lifespan of any dental restoration depends on your homecare and oral habits. So it is very important to brush and floss your dental crown as you would a normal tooth, in order to prevent a cavity from developing under the restoration or along the gumline. Most dental crowns must be completely replaced in the event you develop a new cavity, and you may incur additional costs for future treatment.

night guardUse A Night Guard

While dental crowns are more resistant to breaking than basic fillings, under extreme forces such as grinding and clenching, the crown may chip, break, or loosen over time. Using a custom fabricated night guard or occlusal splint can help protect your teeth and restorations, including dental crowns, from breaking down under heavy pressure.

nail biting

Get Rid of Bad Habits

Dental crowns may chip or break if used for abnormal activities – for example: biting fishing line, sewing thread, fingernails, pens, opening bottles. Chewing ice is another common habit that can lead to broken teeth or restorations, including dental crowns. We also recommend changing your dietary habits if you have a higher risk of cavities, by reducing your intake of sugar and acidic foods or beverages such as pop, energy drinks, and other processed foods.

dental crownDeal With Problems Early

If a dental crown becomes loose or becomes off, it may be possible to recement the crown without completely replacing it. However, the longer it is loose, the greater the risk that it will develop a cavity or the tooth may shift position and the crown could no longer fit.

If a dental crown chips, it may be possible to smooth the area if it’s not in a visible area when you smile. Chipped or broken dental crowns may have to be replaced to regain their natural appearance.

recurrent decayHave Regular Visits with Your Dentist & Hygienist

Don’t skip your regular dental appointments! Your dentist and hygienist are able to identify early warning signs that your dental crowns are becoming compromised, and can offer suggestions for changing your habits and reducing the risk for developing cavities or other issues. And if we can find a problem with an existing dental crown early, we have a higher chance of preventing you from needing additional procedures such as root canals or even dental extractions. 

Our team at Horizon Dental would be happy to help you achieve optimal oral health and offer a wide variety of dental restorations, including dental crowns. So if you’re looking for a dentist in Kamloops, we are happily accepting new patients! You can our office directly contact us by clicking here or calling 778-765-3928.

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